Live Acoustic Music Near Franklin, Massachusetts

If you've never experienced hearing talented musicians perform in a small, intimate environment, you are in for a treat.

House concerts are a growing trend across the country, where people invite friends and neighbors into their homes for an up-close concert experience. And there are many house concerts being held in and around the Franklin area that you can check out - you just need to contact the host and ask to be invited.

Many churches and non-profit community groups around Franklin host occasional coffeehouses that feature traditional folk musicians and other acoustic artists as a way of bringing the community together. Many local libraries also host free concerts that are open to the general public.

In addition, live acoustic music can be heard in many listening rooms, small theaters and local vineyards and breweries in and around the Franklin area. Restaurants and cafes in the area sometimes also host nationally touring musicians.

Below you can find a listing of upcoming shows in these smaller venues by nationally and internationally touring artists.

Upcoming Acoustic Shows

Sep 19, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Sep 19, 2021
Playing at Franklin Public Library (Library)
Sep 21, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Sep 22, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 23, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 23, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. NPR calls Alisa, “a pitch-perfect rendition of my wildest dreams.”
Sep 23, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
An American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Sep 24, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at The Stomping Ground (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Folk Music Coffeehouse)
Sep 25, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Sep 26, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Sep 28, 2021
Playing at Cafe 939 (College/University)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Narrows Center For the Arts (Small Theater)
Sep 30, 2021
Playing at Chevalier Theatre (Concert Hall)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at The Bull Run Restaurant (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Cranberry County House Concerts (House Concert)
Oct 1, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 2, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 3, 2021
Playing at Lakeview House Concerts (House Concert)
Original heartfelt music from the streets of New Orleans to the hills of Appalachia.
Oct 4, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 5, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
Oct 6, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Sinclair (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Club Passim (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Small Theater)
Original and evocative of a rich folk tradition - blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at House of Blues Boston (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Listening Room)
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at The Met (Bar/Nightclub)
GoldenOak is an Indie/Soul/Folk band based out of Portland, Maine and fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall.
Oct 7, 2021
Playing at Columbus Theater (Concert Hall)
Oct 8, 2021
Playing at City Winery (Listening Room)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Center for Arts in Natick (Small Theater)
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Cabot (Small Theater)
Country/Folk singer-songwriter who grew up in the bible belt of East Texas and has developed a taste for old guitars and smooth tequilas.
Oct 9, 2021
Playing at The Burren (Cafe, Restaurant or Coffee Shop)
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Places to See Live Acoustic Music
in and around Franklin, MA

House Concerts

Front Street Concerts (Hopkinton)
Lakeview House Concerts (Sharon)
Fractal House (Medford)
Common Fence Music (Portsmouth)
The Music Porch (Reading)
Cranberry County House Concerts (Carver)
Log House Concerts (Westport)

Listening Rooms

Club Passim (Cambridge)
Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
Galactic Theatre (Warren)
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Somerville Armory (Somerville)
City Winery (Boston)
Soule Homestead Summer Concert Series (Middleborough)
Indian Hill Music (Littleton)

Folk Music Coffeehouses

Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin)
Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton)
Stone Soup Coffeehouse (Pawtucket)
Off the Common Coffeehouse (Bridgewater)
Second Friday Coffeehouse (Belmont)
Bristol Stone Church Coffeehouse (Bristol)
Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield)
Westford Parish Center For The Arts (Westford)
Music at Lily Pads (South Kingstown)
The Bread Box Theater (Willimantic)

Cafes, Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Askew (Providence)
House of Blues Boston (Boston)
The Bebop (Boston)
The Sinclair (Cambridge)
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub (Cambridge)
Atwoods Tavern (Cambridge)
The Burren (Somerville)
The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint (Medford)
The Stomping Ground (Putnam)
The Bull Run Restaurant (Shirley)
The Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar (Nashua)

Vineyards & Breweries

Westport Rivers Vineyard (Westport)

Libraries

Franklin Public Library (Franklin)
Concerts in the Courtyard at Boston Public Library (Boston)
Warwick Public Library (Warwick)
Norwell Public Library (Norwell)

Small Theaters

Blackstone River Theater (Cumberland)
Norwood Theater (Norwood)
Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
The Center for Arts in Natick (Natick)
Narrows Center For the Arts (Fall River)
The Spire Center for Performing Arts (Plymouth)
Zeiterion Performing Arts Center (New Bedford)
The Cabot (Beverly)

Bars & Nightclubs

The Met (Pawtucket)
Brighton Music Hall (Allston)